Innovation Magazine July-August 2019
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SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCED FOR THE OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE
the new Act is in the public interest and that they understand the complexities and risk, and positive alternatives, to any proposed policy change. The first phase of regulations to implement the Professional Governance Act came into force on June 1, 2019, which established the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance. More information about the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance is provided at professionalgovernancebc.ca .
On June 18, 2019, the BC Government announced that Paul Craven will lead the new Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance. Mr. Craven brings significant experience to the role of superintendent, having previously served in the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office as executive director of strategic services and compliance. As outlined in the new Professional Governance Act , the office will oversee Engineers and Geoscientists BC, as well
as the four other regulatory bodies included in the legislation to ensure qualified professionals are acting in the public interest. The superintendent’s office will have the power to issue guidelines and directives to regulators to ensure compliance and enforcement of best practices and high professional and ethical standards. Engineers and Geoscientists BC met with the Superintendent in late June and look forward to working with him and his team to ensure the implementation of
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